Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunflower and Summertime StarfruitII

This card is a combination of things that I have seen in a new combination.  The first technique that I used was scoring on the card stock before stamping to give the tiled effect.  I have to admit that when I saw this (I think Patty Bennett's cards might have been the first) I thought that the flowers had been stamped, then cut into squares and placed on the card front with the spacing. (I thought this for months and was going to do the card exactly like that.) This technique was so much faster and more precise. Another confession... making this card has changed my mind about the seam binding. I knew that the seam binding was good for a nice, flat strip of color. I did not know what a beautiful bow it made. My first card uses the new in-color, Summer Starfruit, and the vertical scoring.  My final card uses Primrose Petals and the diagonal scoring. Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


May is nearly half over and that means that the new 2012-13 Catalog will begin soon. That also means that we will say goodby to some wonderful Stampin' Up® products.  (Check the right side panel for links to retiring stamp sets and supplies)

I can place an order for you before June 1, 2012, if you see something that will no longer be available.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Technique of the month MAY

Patty Bennett 's Technique of the month for May is the Emboss Resist. I used the stencil from Summer Smooches with Wild Wasabi power and card stock.  I added Elegant Eggplant ink to complete the technique. Other Stampin' Up products used are the Paper Doily Sizzlits Die, the butterfly punch, and Summer Smooches Designer Paper, and a tad of Basic Gray on a Dafadil Delight card. Can you see the sparkle in the flower?